N. (ventricosa X sibuyanensis) XX trusmadiensis
purchase date: 06 / 09
arrived as a size 3
plant origin: Exotica Plants
photo taken:  10 / 012

Nepenthes (ventricosa X sibuyanensis) XX trusmadiensis is an Exotica Plants hybrid between highlanders. The main reason I purchased this hybrid was because of the N. trusmadiensis as one of the parents. Anything with N. trusmadiensis in it is worth trying to grow in my opinion. This hybrid has been around now to see some of the variation among the larger plants. The lower pitchers do have pronounced peristome ridging that comes from the male parent N. X trusmadiensis that can vary. Also, pitcher color can vary from a darker red to a lighter orange as well. I've found that once established, it grows in typical highland conditions and will produce basal shoots similar to N. ventricosa and N. sibuyanensis and is easy to look after. As with many of Exotica's crosses, they're all from seed and won't be available again unless they have both parents in flower and repollinate them. Larger plants and cuttings do become available from Exotica but the price goes up accordingly. I suspect that this particular hybrid will become a collector's plant in price in the future.   

intermediate? / highlander (not a naturally occurring hybrid)

Cultivation: moderate grower outdoors, easy to look after, produces basal shoots readily
Market availability: size 3, large plants, cuttings?; available 
Species variability: some among the seed grown plants do to the complex parentage
$ / size: moderate to collector's plant for large plants and rooted cuttings: $40.00 to $100.00 
Cuttings: none available for trade
Sex: unknown